We connect people who want to adopt or rescue a German Shepherd with people who need to find their German Shepherd a new home in the San Diego area.
What We Do
Direct rescue & adoption of pets, from one good home to another. Rehoming a German Shepherd keeps them out of shelters.
“Program innovations, like the match-making website developed by Get Your Pet, can be life savers for pets, owners and shelters.”Matt Bershadker ASPCA President & CEO
San Diego and Your German Shepherd, a Match Made in Heaven
Known for their physical prowess, intelligence, and a keen ability for service, German Shepherds make themselves at home in family and single households across America. These large dogs require plenty of exercise and activity, which is why there’s no better setting for the German Shepherd than America’s Finest City, San Diego.
Loyal to their guard dog instincts, German Shepherds form an undying bond with their owner and family. The German Shepherd's loyal and protective breed attributes make it a great dog to adopt!
As long as they’re socialized early, German Shepherds do well with children and other pets, but will be wary of strangers and become protective. These big dogs require more than 40 minutes of play a day, or they may become high strung. Luckily, San Diego offers plenty of cool activities for you to keep your German Shepherd off the couch and having fun!
First things first, German Shepherds love to run. They were bred to herd sheep, and this need for speed and sprinting works well in San Diego’s many leash-free dog parks. Your German Shepherd can run across five acres of off-leash heaven at Grape Street Dog Park, where you can find water fountains and one of the greenest parks in the city.
After you and your German Shepherd have run your fill, refuel at McPs Irish Pub and Grill, a dog-friendly restaurant where both you and your canine friend can indulge in some hearty meals to keep your energy up!
Many of San Diego’s beaches are also dog-friendly. Be sure to take your German Shepherd over to Coronado Dog Beach, where you and your dog can relax on the shoreline or take a dip in the waves. There’s plenty to get up to in San Diego with your German Shepherd, so don’t be afraid to look and see what you might find!
The best way to save a beloved German Shepherd, or any pet, is to keep them out of the shelter system. Rehoming a dog or cat is a better kind of pet adoption, in every way.
San Diego Adopters meet and learn about pets from the Guardians (owners) who know them best.
San Diego Veterinarians examine pets at no extra charge as a part of the pet adoption.
Pets go directly from one loving home in San Diego to another. Less stress. Less chance of illness or death.
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San Diego Guardians keep their pets out of the shelter and find them a loving, new home.
San Diego Shelters can focus limited resources on strays and abused animals. More available kennel space means fewer animals euthanized.
How It Works
Adopters (Seeking a Pet)
Guardians (Pet Owners)
Browse Pet Profiles
It’s easy. Search by pet type, gender, location: dig deep into traits, breed, history and more.
List Your Pet
It’s easy. Create a profile of your pet in minutes and post it on Get Your Pet for Adopters to see.
Join & Message with Guardians
When you find a pet that might be right for you, join the site and securely message their Guardian for more info.
Message with Potential Adopters
Answer adopters’ questions securely and fill them in on the pet you know so well.
Make a Meet-up
Arrange to meet at a neutral, convenient location, where the pet is calm and behaves naturally.
See the Vet
When you’ve made a good match, go see a local Get Your Pet vet for a pet examination, at no extra charge.
Make a Legal Pet Adoption
Adopt a pet legally, electronically, right on our site.